Recruitment Fraud

Recruitment Fraud

Canon Recruiting Group has been made aware of reports that fraudulent employment offers are being made to prospective candidates in Canon’s name.

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving the offer of fictitious job opportunities to prospective candidates by people claiming to work for, or be affiliated with, Canon Recruiting Group. These communications do not originate from Canon Recruiting Group and are perpetrated by individuals unaffiliated with Canon Recruiting Group.

Recruitment fraud is typically perpetrated through online services such as false websites and fraudulent job offers may be made via instant messenger, emails, and text messages in Canon’s name. The aim of the fraud is to obtain personal information or money through requests for application, processing and/or fees. Canon’s name and logo are often featured on documentation and in communications without authority.


Warning signs of recruitment fraud

There are several warning signs which may indicate that a solicitation and/or job offer is recruitment fraud:

  • Request for money (e.g. for “visa fees,” taxes, application fees, processing, or software fees).
  • Request for personal information such as passport and bank account details, often at an early stage of the recruitment process.
  • Use of emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail,  or Hotmail.
  • Use of WhatsApp phone numbers not affiliated with Canon Recruiting personnel.
  • Spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Sense of urgency in communications.
  • The offer of employment was extended when no face-to-face or video interview occurred.
  • Use of poorly formatted documentation.


Canon’s recruitment practices

Legitimate employment opportunities with Canon are listed on the job seekers page of our website, . Canon’s recruitment practices:

  • Always using emails from email address.
  • We will never request payments or fees of any kind from a prospective candidate.
  • Only make a job offer following a phone or video interview and/or an interview with a prospective client.
  • We will never request information about bank accounts.
  • Any WhatsApp communications are through a verified Canon account associated only with the number 661-252-7400.


What should I do?

If you believe you have been subject to recruitment fraud, please contact Canon Recruiting’s Human Resources department; to confirm your offer of employment.